The history of Herodotus — Volume 2

The history of Herodotus Volume This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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The history of Herodotus — Volume 2

  1. Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria modern day Bodrum, Turkey and lived in the fifth century BCE c 484 425 BCE He has been called The Father of History , as well as The Father of Lies He was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent, and arrange them in a well constructed and vivid narrative The Histories his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced is a record of his inquiry or histor a, a word that passed into Latin and acquired its modern meaning of history , being an investigation of the origins of the Greco Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information Although some of his stories were fanciful and others inaccurate, he claimed he was reporting only what had been told to him Little is known of his personal history.It was not until the time of Herodotus that gods began to have less influence upon history that was written, yet it was still implied because of the largely accepted view of the Greeks and the expectations that they may have had of how The Histories would be written History was becoming of a knowledge rather than an amusement Because of Herodotus wanting people to accept what he had to write, he implemented stories that may have not directly correlated to gods, but rather implemented the idea that miracles or supernatural events took place As was the story of Arion and the dolphin While on a boat the men found out that Arion, who was a musician, was worth lots of money and decided to have him killed The crew gave him two options, that either he jump ship or they kill him on the spot Arion flung himself into the water and a dolphin carried him to shore.Herodotus was concerned with putting pleasure before knowledge, unless he did not believe that the gods had a dramatic influence on history and was rather just trying to please his audience Like the story of the king having his servant look upon his naked wife, and when spotting him hiding, asked him to kill her husband 78 This, like many stories of Herodotus, are told in great detail, and for the simplicity of dramatic effect This refers back to the way bards used to tell their poems or stories to their audience Herodotus was accused by many because of such detailed accounts, and even called a liar by some In his writing we can already see that there was no direct association with gods.

257 Reply to “The history of Herodotus — Volume 2”

  1. Challenging but rewarding readGood for rudimentary knowledge in Greek history Foretells the events leading up to the war between the Greeks and the Persians.

  2. As with Herodotus other works, this varied between fascinating accounts and tedious material It was mainly about the Persian empire s campaign against Athens, after they had conquered most of the city states in modern Greece and Turkey, besides the Middle East and Egypt I really liked the way this ancient told about war because it was often visual, settings and people described In fact, I m surprised there wasn t a blockbuster film of this maybe there was and I don t know The description of the [...]

  3. I have done nothing but a speed reading of this book which dealt mostly with Egyptian s geography, history, religious practice The only part that is interesting to this reader is how the Greek had imported the gods and goddesses from Egypt and refashioned them into their own mythology The funeral practice is morbidly fascinating as well The rest are boatloads of names and locations.

  4. Volume 2 of the Histories includes the accounts of the famous battles at Thermopylae and Salamis It s interesting that while the graphic novel movie 300 is intensely fictional, there are many details that come right from the account of Herodotus concerning the battle at Thermopylae.

  5. Awesome I would definitely recommend this amazing book and it provides a glimpse into our past lives as humans I find it to believable and though.

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